Post your emergency evacuation plan
As a facility owner, you have a duty to ensure the safety of your students and employees. The American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) Health/Fitness Facility Standards and Guidelines recommends that a facility must be able to respond in a timely manner to any reasonably foreseeable emergency event that threatens the health and safety of facility users.ACSM recommends that a facility must:
Moreover, according to the US Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) “an emergency action plan must be in writing, kept in the workplace, and available to employees for review. However, an employer with 10 or less employees can communicate the plan orally to employees.”
The effectiveness of your plan depends on how well you communicate and practice it. Communicate your plan to employees regularly and increase students’ and employees’ awareness by involving them in fire drills. Post floor evacuation plans showing the exit routes from a building or floor.Include the following information in your fire evacuation plan:
The information provided in this article is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be considered as all encompassing, or suitable for all situations, conditions, and environments. Please contact us or your attorney if you have any questions.